If, like us, you're a total shopping fiend, this is huge news. Online fashion marketplace Zilingo is now officially in the Philippines!
The Singapore-based company, founded in 2015 by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor, began as a fashion and lifestyle-fueled endeavor to help small merchants build scale. It developed software and various other tools allowing vendors to access factories from Bangladesh to Indonesia, also assisting with cross-border shipping, inventory management, and even free listings. Think of it as an online version of browsing Southeast Asia’s colorful bargain bazaars on a smartphone!
Inclusivity's the keyword here. Ankiti and Dhruv came up with the idea for Zilingo after visiting Thailand's famous Chatuchak market (which boasts of 15,000 booths selling goods from across the nation) and realizing that many small merchants suffer from a lack of access to the technology that would propel their businesses forward.
So what exactly sets Zilingo apart from other online shopping sites? For one, it's a commerce platform that's making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business—from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital, to trend forecasting. By creating inclusive growth for businesses in fashion and beauty, Zilingo is democratizing the industry and bringing the best value, the latest trends, and the widest choice to fashion and beauty shoppers anytime, anywhere.